Articles Tagged 'negative campaigning'

Obama, Romney post-convention ads stick to familiar territory

September 16, 2012
FoxNews The Obama and Romney campaigns have fresh cash for more new TV ads in the final stretch of the election cycle — but while foreign policy could soon be entering the ad wars in light of recent events, for now the campaigns appear to be retreading old ground. The post-convention ads so far seem to simply reinforce the sharpest… READ MORE

Obama/Romney negative ads going to new extremes

August 10, 2012
(CBS News) WASHINGTON — The presidential campaign ad season is already in high-gear.   And the ads have been drawing close attention — especially the negative ones that may be long on innuendo and fuzzy on the facts.   The claims in some of the ads have been so dubious, they’re making some people in both parties uncomfortable.   Even… READ MORE

Democratic super PAC ad revives attack on Romney’s Bain Capital role in layoffs

August 8, 2012

By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — TITLE: “Understands”
AIRING: On television in Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida, and on the Web. KEY IMAGES: Joe Soptic, a grim-faced former Kansas City steelworker is shown in close-up, talking about how the 2001 shuttering of GST Steel affected his family. The steel firm had been taken over in 1993 by a group of

Blitz of Campaign Ads Is Early and Aggressive

May 17, 2012
By JEREMY W. PETERS, The New York Times
The presidential campaign is erupting into a full-scale advertising war, with both candidates and their allies pouring huge sums into early and aggressive efforts to define the fight on their terms. At least $50 million worth of ads will appear in swing states in the next several weeks as President Obama and …

Super-Pacs erode Obama’s advantage

February 2, 2012
By Richard McGregor, Financial Times Republicans are rapidly eroding the huge funding advantage that propelled Barack Obama into the White House, with wealthy donors flooding new conservative campaign groups with cash before the presidential election in November. The super-political action committee backing Mitt Romney, the Republican frontrunner for the 2012 nomination, raised $30m last year, according to filings with the… READ MORE

Focusing on Romney, Obama campaign plans Bain attack

January 25, 2012
By Andy Sullivan and Jeff Mason (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s campaign is preparing to attack Republican Mitt Romney’s business record with video of former workers from a Kansas City steel mill that went bankrupt while owned by Bain Capital, the company Romney co-founded.
The move is the latest sign that Obama’s campaign is firmly focused on the former Massachusetts… READ MORE

Super PACs could change historic winnowing pattern

January 16, 2012

By Rudolph Bell, The Greenville (S.C.) News

GREENVILLE, S.C. – In the past, conventional wisdom said a presidential candidate was going to have trouble raising money if he hadn’t shown sufficient popularity by the timeSouth Carolinians voted in their first-in-the-South primary. That may still be true, but there’s a new wrinkle this cycle that could change the historic winnowing pattern… READ MORE

Curbing Attacks Hard for Gingrich

December 29, 2011

By DOUGLAS BELKIN, The Wall Street Journal

This was the week Newt Gingrich wanted to highlight his economic plan, portray himself as the true supply-sider in the Republican presidential primary and take the high road when it came to the wave of attack ads that have damaged his standing in the Iowa polls. But as Nice Newt barnstorms the state… READ MORE

Negative ads taking toll on Gingrich

December 20, 2011
By Thomas Beaumont -Associated Press MANCHESTER, Iowa — More than $1 million in negative advertising – much of it bankrolled by Mitt Romney’s allies –… READ MORE

Obama’s message to rally party base is still a work in progress

October 22, 2010
By Kara Rowland-The Washington Times First, he took on President George W. Bush, then, he switched to direct attacks on House Minority Leader John A.… READ MORE

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